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cherry pound cake

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Recipe by
Barbara Howard
Columbia, SC

Great cake for Valentine's Day or any day. Frost with a cream cheese frosting. Yummy!

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Ingredients For cherry pound cake

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 c
  • 6 lg
  • 1 jar
    6 ounces red maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 c
    all-purpose floud
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c

How To Make cherry pound cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees 1. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until soft and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Stir in cherries and flavorings.
  • 2
    2. Combine flour and salt; add to the butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  • 3
    3. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan or wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.
  • 4
    Cream Cheese Frosting 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine cream cheese and butter, beating until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla beat until light and fluffy. Frost top and sides of cake.

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